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  • National Volunteer Week

    April 23, 2017 to April 29, 2017

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Thank you to all Minnesota 4-H volunteers who tirelessly share their time, talents, and resources to help youth develop into caring, competent, and contributing adults. We thank you for taking action and bettering your communities with and on behalf of young people!

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  • Minnesota 4-H Dog Judges Workshop

    April 29, 2017 to April 30, 2017

    Bloomington Obedience Training Club

    Seminar for current and prospective 4-H dog judges

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  • 4-H Cloverbud Workshop features Prom

    April 29, 2017

    9:00am - 11:00am

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Cloverbud workshop are fun-filled events led by the Dakota County 4-H Ambassador team. Workshops feature age-appropriate programs focusing on fun, non-competitive, safe activities meant to engage youth and create new friendships.

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  • 4-H Pizza Party

    April 29, 2017

    11:15am - 2:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Make dough, prep vegetables and bake homemade pizza! Any youth in 6th grade and up may attend. RSVP to Cherie at frand004@umn.edu by April 25.

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  • State Arts-In Assistant Director Applications Due

    April 30, 2017

    College-aged youth who previously participated in State Arts-In. Apply today! Applications due April 30.

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  • Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador Advisor Applications Due

    May 1, 2017

    Looking for two adult volunteers to serve as co-advisors of the Minnesota State 4-H Ambassadors. Applications due May 1.

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  • 4-H Dog Training begins May 1

    May 1, 2017

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • Sheep and Goat Weigh In - May 2

    May 2, 2017

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Children's Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Sheep and goats will be weighed and tagged with a MN 4-H ear tag and ID affidavits will be filled out. This is the only night Dakota County will weigh and ID sheep and goats.

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  • YELLO Registrations Due

    May 5, 2017

    Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul

    Youth in grades 6 and above welcomed to register for Youth Exploring Leadership & Learning Outloud (YELLO). Registration closes May 5.

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  • SS&W Leader Certification Training

    May 6, 2017 to May 7, 2017

    SCALE Facility, Jordan

    Mark your calendars now!

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  • 4-H Computer Programming Series - part 1

    May 6, 2017

    9:00am - 12:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    In this 4-part workshop series we will explore computer programming using the Scratch programming language. We will cover introductory topics for those new to Scratch but will emphasize exploring and working with youth creations during each session so all skill levels are welcome!

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  • Club Leader meeting - May 8

    May 8, 2017

    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Club leader meeting covering summer activities.

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  • 4-H Ambassador Meeting

    May 8, 2017

    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Monthly ambassador meeting.

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  • Dakota County 4-H Federation Meeting - May 8, 2017

    May 8, 2017

    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Federation Annual meeting and election of Federation officer team

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  • 4-H Dog Training - May 8

    May 8, 2017

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • Miniature Horse Clinic Registrations Due

    May 10, 2017

    Leatherdale Equine Center, Falcon Heights

    Clinic and parking fee registrations due May 10. Open to youth and adults.

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  • 4-H Computer Programming Series - part 2

    May 13, 2017

    9:00am - 12:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    In this 4-part workshop series we will explore computer programming using the Scratch programming language. We will cover introductory topics for those new to Scratch but will emphasize exploring and working with youth creations during each session so all skill levels are welcome!

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  • Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador Applications Due

    May 15, 2017

    Youth currently in 10th-12th grade. Application process includes a written application, an oral interview, and a presentation. Applications must be received by May 15th.

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  • 4-H Livestock ID deadline - May 15

    May 15, 2017

    All 4-H livestock projects must be identified.

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  • 4-H Dog Training - May 15

    May 15, 2017

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • Miniature Horse Clinic and Open Fuzzy Wuzzy Show

    May 20, 2017

    Leatherdale Equine Center, Falcon Heights

    What to learn more about Miniature Horses. Enjoy a educational and fun filled day featuring a hands-on clinic.

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  • 4-H Bee project workshop

    May 20, 2017

    Youth will have the opportunity to learn about bees

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  • 4-H Computer Programming Series - part 3

    May 20, 2017

    9:00am - 12:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    In this 4-part workshop series we will explore computer programming using the Scratch programming language. We will cover introductory topics for those new to Scratch but will emphasize exploring and working with youth creations during each session so all skill levels are welcome!

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  • 4-H Dress for Success Fashion Revue Workshop

    May 20, 2017

    11:30am - 1:30pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Interested in Fashion Revue and the 4-H Clothing project, but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of Clothes You Buy and Clothes You Make from experienced 4-H members. Learn how to style an outfit and dress for success!

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  • 4-H Dog Training - May 22

    May 22, 2017

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • Lama Training Clinic Registrations Due

    May 25, 2017

    Benton County Fairgrounds, Sauk Rapids

    4-H and non 4-H youth are invited. Registrations due May 25.

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  • Lama Judge Training Registration Due

    May 27, 2017

    Benton County Fairgrounds, Sauk Rapids

    Training designed for those interested in judging 4-H Lama shows at county fairs. Registration due by May 27.

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  • 4-H Computer Programming Series - part 4

    May 27, 2017

    9:00am - 12:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    In this 4-part workshop series we will explore computer programming using the Scratch programming language. We will cover introductory topics for those new to Scratch but will emphasize exploring and working with youth creations during each session so all skill levels are welcome!

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  • Dakota County 4-H Graduation Celebration

    May 31, 2017

    6:00pm - 8:30pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Graduation dinner and program

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  • Livestock and Horse Bonus Trip Applications Due

    June 1, 2017

    Applications completed by a youth or adult volunteer. Require Extension Educator or 4-H Program Coordinator verification. Applications due June 1.

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  • Lama Judge Training

    June 3, 2017

    8:00am - 1:00pm

    Benton County Fairgrounds, Sauk Rapids, MN

    Designed for those interested in getting started in judging county fair for lama shows.

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  • 4-H Lama Training Clinic

    June 3, 2017

    1:00pm - 5:30pm

    Benton County Fairgrounds, Sauk Rapids MN

    Learn more about the lama project and polish your skills to show at the fair.

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  • 4-H Dog Training - June 5

    June 5, 2017

    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - June 7

    June 7, 2017

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • Gopher Dairy Camp

    June 11, 2017 to June 13, 2017

    University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus

    Camp is open to all youth who have completed grades 6-9 hosted by Gopher Dairy club and the 4-H Dairy Project.

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  • 4-H Dog Training - June 12

    June 12, 2017

    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • Dakota County 4-H Executive Board Meeting

    June 12, 2017

    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Dakota County 4-H board meeting

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  • MQHA 4-H Boot Camp

    June 13, 2017 to June 15, 2017

    R & J Arena, Verndale

    This is the 4-H Horse Camp to be at each summer!

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  • Dakota County 4-H Day Camp

    June 13, 2017

    8:00am - 5:00pm

    Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington

    Day long camp experience for youth.

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - June 13

    June 13, 2017

    9:30am - 10:30am

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • YELLO! June 14-17, 2017

    June 14, 2017 to June 17, 2017

    St. Paul, MN - exact location to be determined.

    Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out Loud! (YELLO!) conference is an exciting and fun, citizenship and leadership conference planned and facilitated by the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors for youth 6th grade through one year past high school.

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  • YELLO!

    June 14, 2017

    11:45am - June 17, 2017

    4-H Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1412 Cosgrove Ave., St. Paul 55108

    YELLO! conference has been set for June 14-17, 2017. The event will be held in St. Paul. This is a week later than typical, but prevents overlap with the schools that are still in session due to the late Labor Day holiday.

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - June 14

    June 14, 2017

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • Dakota County 4-H Horse Camp

    June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017

    Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington

    Weekend long camp focusing on horses.

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  • 4-H Resident Camp - Session 1: Dakota County Members

    June 19, 2017 to June 22, 2017

    Baker Near Wilderness Camp, Maple Plain

    A fun-filled overnight camping experience!

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - June 19

    June 19, 2017

    9:30am - 10:30am

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • 4-H Dog Training - June 19

    June 19, 2017

    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • State Arts-In Registrations Due

    June 23, 2017

    Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul

    Register now! Youth who have completed grades 9 - one year post high school. Participant registrations due June 23.

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  • 4-H Cloverbud Workshop - June 23

    June 23, 2017

    9:00am - 11:00am

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Cloverbud workshop are fun-filled events led by the Dakota County 4-H Ambassador team. Workshops feature age-appropriate programs focusing on fun, non-competitive, safe activities meant to engage youth and create new friendships.

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  • Citizenship Washington Focus

    June 25, 2017 to July 1, 2017

    Washington D.C.

    Citizenship Washington Focus is a leadership and citizenship program for youth in grades 9-13 from across the United States.

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  • 4-H Resident Camp - Session 2: Dakota & Washington County Members

    June 26, 2017 to June 29, 2017

    Baker Near Wilderness Camp, Maple Plain

    A fun-filled overnight camping experience!

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  • 4-H Dog Training - June 26

    June 26, 2017

    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - June 27

    June 27, 2017

    9:30am - 10:30am

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - June 28

    June 28, 2017

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • County Fair Exhibit Registration deadline

    June 29, 2017

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Deadline to register for county fair exhibits. Registration must be done in FairEntry,com.

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  • 4-H Dog Agility Clinic for intermediate agility level and higher

    July 8, 2017

    9:00am - 1:00pm

    Pawformance K9s, 6806 E. 250th St., Elko, MN 55020

    Dog agility camp for intermediate agility or higher.

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  • 4-H Dog Training - July 10

    July 10, 2017

    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - July 10

    July 10, 2017

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • Dakota County 4-H Federation Meeting

    July 10, 2017

    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Monthly Federation meeting.

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - July 11

    July 11, 2017

    9:30am - 10:30am

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • 4-H Judging for Computer, Food Revue, Illustrated Presentation, Photography, Video

    July 13, 2017

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Judging day for the following exhibits: computer, food revue, illustrated presentation, photography and video. Watch for more information on signing up for judging times. Deadline to register to enter exhibits at the county fair is June 29, 2017,

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  • 4-H Pie Making Workshop

    July 17, 2017

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Hands-on pie making workshop.

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  • 4-H Dog Training - July 17

    July 17, 2017

    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • 4-H Pie Making workshop

    July 18, 2017

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Hands-on pie making workshop.

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - July 18

    July 18, 2017

    9:30am - 10:30am

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - July 19

    July 19, 2017

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • 4-H Cloverbud Workshop - July 20

    July 20, 2017

    9:00am - 11:00am

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    Cloverbud workshop are fun-filled events led by the Dakota County 4-H Ambassador team. Workshops feature age-appropriate programs focusing on fun, non-competitive, safe activities meant to engage youth and create new friendships.

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - July 24

    July 24, 2017

    9:30am - 10:30am

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • 4-H Dog Training - July 24

    July 24, 2017

    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility practice - July 24

    July 24, 2017

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Rabbit Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • Dakota County 4-H Dog Show

    July 29, 2017

    Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington

    The 2017 4-H Dog Show date change will be on a trial basis in 2017. The show has been moved to Saturday, July 29.

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  • 4-H Building Clean-up and Set-up

    July 31, 2017

    1:00pm - 8:00pm

    4-H Building on the Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington

    4-H Clubs clean and set-up project area displays for county fair.

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  • 4-H Livestock Night - Livestock Interviews, Barn clean-up and set-up

    July 31, 2017

    5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington

    4-H livestock members participate in livestock interviews and help with barn clean-up and set-up before the fair.

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  • 4-H Livestock Night - Livestock Interviews, Barn clean-up/set-up

    July 31, 2017

    5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington

    4-H members participate in livestock interviews as well as preparing the barns for county fair.

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  • 4-H Dog Training - July 31

    July 31, 2017

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • 4-H Clothing Judging

    August 2, 2017

    9:00am - 4:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center

    4-H clothing exhibits and fashion revue judging.

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  • Dakota County Fair

    August 7, 2017 to August 13, 2017

    Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington

    County Fair

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  • 4-H Rabbit Agility Judging - August 11

    August 11, 2017

    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sheep Barn, Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Practice held at the Rabbit Barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • 4-H Dog Training - August 14

    August 14, 2017

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • 4-H Dog Training - August 21

    August 21, 2017

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • 4-H State Arts-In Show

    August 22, 2017 to September 4, 2017

    Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul

    Come watch the 4-H State Arts-in perform at the Minnesota State Fair.

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  • 4-H Dog Training - August 28

    August 28, 2017

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • 4-H Dog Training - September 11

    September 11, 2017

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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  • 4-H Dog Training - September 18

    September 18, 2017

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, grassy area

    Weekly dog training class. Member must submit registration form prior to attending training. Dogs cannot attend dog training classes without current vaccinations, so scheduled your vet appointment. 7:00 p.m. obedience

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